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David Babaii: Gwyneth Paltrow Helped Me Lose 135 Pounds, Stylist Says

By    |   Friday, 02 Jan 2015 05:06 PM

Celebrity hairdresser David Babaii lost 135 pounds in four months, and he attributed at least part of his weight-loss success to support from actress Gwyneth Paltrow.

Babaii told E! Online that he was 5’5” and 285 pounds at the start of his personal challenge to change.

"I was working a lot. I had a really bad breakup. It was like my first adult breakup," said Babaii, 40. "I looked at myself in the mirror and I wanted to start changing."

While working on Paltrow’s hair, Babaii said he told her, "'Listen, I really want to lose weight. I want to become better.' She looked at me and said, 'Sounds good, what do you want to do? How do you want to do this?' It was just very organic and not in a judgmental way."

Paltrow continued to support him, and Babaii told E! that he would email her when he was struggling and she would offer support whenever she could.

On his Instagram feed, Babaii posted before and after photos. “Ok I would never want anyone to see my before but I have a friend that has been fighting so hard to lose weight and I hope this can show him that if I can do it then really anyone can,” he wrote. “I did not love myself and food was my best friend till one day I looked at myself I mean really looked at myself and thought I need help and I want to love myself again so my dear friend @gwynethpaltrow helped me get myself to understand that I'm worth it and I am loved and that I should love myself. She did not look down at me or judge me but with love helped me lose 135lbs !”

Babaii also credited his trainer Will Castillo.

 

Wearing black really dose make u look thinner hmmm! Ok I would never want anyone to see my before but I have a friend that has been fighting so hard to lose weight and I hope this can show him that if I can do it then really anyone can. I did not love myself and food was my best friend till one day I looked at myself I mean really looked at myself and thought I need help and I want to love myself again so my dear friend @gwynethpaltrow helped me get myself to understand that I'm worth it and I am loved and that I should love myself. She did not look down at me or judge me but with love helped me lose 135lbs ! I started to believe in myself and with a lot of hard work and my amazing trainer @willcastillofitness I did it and I have never in my life felt so alive and happy. She said to me in a funny way just think of working out like brushing ur teeth and every time I wanted to stop she stond by me and cheered me on. So here it is my before and after. A happier new david that now loves himself and knows he is loved and worth everything life has to offer. #love #bestfriend #newme #davidbabaii #youcandoit. #tbt

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